This year i am participating in "Warm Up America". Basiscally, take your remnant yarn and make 7" x 9" squares that will be crocheted or knitted into an afghan. The afghan will be donated to a local charity.
If you are interested, go here:
They even have directions for starting to crochet and free patterns. I'm trying to get my friends involved so that we can all donate enough for one blanket.
Anyways, its a good idea to pass around and get people interested. Starting now, alot of us think about how fortunate we are, and to me, that means helping others out too.